Environment

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Hyde Park Corner donates trees for Arbour Week

Hyde Park Corner puts down roots with tree donation

In honour of Arbour Week, Hyde Park Corner donated 12 Acacia Koorsboom trees to Rays of Hope on Monday, 7 September 2021. Rays of Hope...
Renewable energy storage advances with sodium ion success

Renewable energy storage advances with sodium ion success

Sodium ion batteries to replace lithium go beyond EV and transport uses, supporting the energy transition and a renewable power grid itself. With the climate...
The Pantanal is burning again. Will it be another devastating year?

The Pantanal is burning again. Will it be another devastating year?

Fires have reignited in the Pantanal region of South America, the world’s largest tropical wetland, a year after it lost 30% of its biome...
An environmental ‘catastrophe’ in Southern Africa lingers with few answers

An environmental ‘catastrophe’ in Southern Africa lingers with few answers

In early August, reports began to surface of a major spill of toxic runoff from Angolan diamond mines into rivers that feed into the...
Jakarta court finds president, governor liable for city’s air pollution woes

Jakarta court finds president, governor liable for city’s air pollution woes

An Indonesian court has found seven top government officials, including President Joko Widodo, liable for the poor air quality in the country’s capital, Jakarta.The...
Creation of three new northern white rhinos embryos may indicate hope for other rhino species

Creation of three new northern white rhinos embryos may indicate hope...

In July, BioRescue announced the creation of three new northern white rhino embryos, bringing the total to 12.Project leader Thomas Hildebrandt said he hopes...
African Parks secures 0M for conservation in Africa

African Parks secures $100M for conservation in Africa

African Parks has secured a $100M commitment from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation to support protected areas in Africa.The money will be split...
Illegal logging reaches Amazon’s untouched core, ‘terrifying’ research shows

Illegal logging reaches Amazon’s untouched core, ‘terrifying’ research shows

Satellite imagery shows that logging activity is spreading from peripheral areas of the Amazon toward the rainforest’s core, according to groundbreaking research.The satellite-based mapping...
Are tuna doing as well as latest extinction risk assessments suggest? It’s complicated

Are tuna doing as well as latest extinction risk assessments suggest?...

Today we look at some of the biggest news to emerge from the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which just took place in Marseilles, France.Mongabay...
Mycoremediation brings the fungi to waste disposal and ecosystem restoration

Mycoremediation brings the fungi to waste disposal and ecosystem restoration

Mycoremediation is the process of harnessing fungi’s natural abilities to break down materials for a beneficial effect.Recent projects look to restore habitat marred by...
Reconnecting people and nature (commentary)

Reconnecting people and nature (commentary)

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are highly-discussed in international environmental climate and biodiversity policy spaces. However, NbS can only support transformation if we talk about the...
Successes and challenges on the beach

Successes and challenges on the beach

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed tough challenges for sea turtle conservation projects across the planet.Conservationists describe how economic issues have put turtles and themselves...